Why Don’t Astronauts Do Laundry In Space? (Cool Weird Awesome 569)

There was a story recently about how NASA was partnering with Tide laundry detergent to work on a way to do laundry in space. Which means we don’t already do laundry in space, and there are some pretty big reasons why. Plus: the Royal Mail delivers a letter addressed to a woman who’d been on TV, only the writer didn't exactly have the woman's address. 

By |2021-07-08T09:25:50-04:00July 8, 2021|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Why Don’t Astronauts Do Laundry In Space? (Cool Weird Awesome 569)

A Little Dryer That Vacuums All The Water Out of Clothes (Cool Weird Awesome 447)

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to see if you can cut down on your energy use, this might be a way to do it: a tabletop laundry dryer that can finish a cycle in just 15 minutes. Plus: ever tried listening to a record made of chocolate? You can.

By |2020-12-30T07:37:13-05:00December 30, 2020|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on A Little Dryer That Vacuums All The Water Out of Clothes (Cool Weird Awesome 447)

Save The Washing Machine Museum! (Cool Weird Awesome 96)

The Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum in Eaton, Colorado, is facing an uncertain future. Its namesake wants to pass on his collection of some 1,600 machines to the next generation. Hopefully someone takes him up on that offer, because there’s a lot of history here. Plus: the Lumberjack World Championships begin in Hayward, Wisconsin, and we go for the obvious Monty Python reference in describing the event.

By |2021-06-28T14:12:41-04:00August 1, 2019|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Save The Washing Machine Museum! (Cool Weird Awesome 96)
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